Former Sen. Barbara Boxer robbed and assaulted in California

Former Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) was attacked and robbed, according to a post on her Twitter account.

“Earlier today former Senator Barbara Boxer was assaulted in the Jack London Square neighborhood of Oakland. The assailant pushed her in the back, stole her cell phone and jumped in a waiting car. She is thankful that she was not seriously injured,” her official Twitter account posted today.

The Oakland Police Department told the Independent Chronicle it can confirm the occurrence of a robbery today.

“The Department can confirm at 1:15 PM, the victim was walking in the 300 block of 3rd Street when they were approached by a suspect. The suspect forcefully took loss from the victim and fled in a nearby waiting vehicle. This incident is currently being investigated by the Oakland Police Department’s Robbery Section. The identity of the victim is not being released.”

“The Oakland Police Department and Crime Stoppers of Oakland are offering up to $ 2, 000 dollars in reward money, leading to an arrest in this case. Anyone with information is asked to contact OPD’s Robbery Section at (510) 238-3326 or the Crime Stoppers TIP LINE at (510) 777- 8572.”

Boxer, a Democrat from California, served in Congress for 34 years; 10 years in the House of Representatives, and 24 years in the Senate. Vice President Kamala Harris filled her seat when she retired in 2017.

Neither the Chief of Police nor the Assistant Chief of Police of the Oakland Police Department responded immediately when contacted for comment and further details on the incident.